Prison Guards To Be Outfitted With Cameras

Prison guards in one Pennsylvania county are now being equipped with body cameras. Dauphin County officials say the guards started wearing the body cameras yesterday after supervisors went through a test-run last month. The cameras will not be constantly recording, but guards are being advised to turn them on whenever they have an interaction with an inmate or if a situation escalates within the prison. Guards also have to turn the cameras on if any inmate asks them to. A five-year contract for the new cameras was approved in 2019. It will cost the prison about 565-thousand-dollars for 125 new camera systems.

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